Territorial self-governance and proportional representation: reducing the risk of territory-centred intrastate violence

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title = "Territorial self-governance and proportional representation: reducing the risk of territory-centred intrastate violence",
abstract = "After decades of scholarship, there is still little agreement about the usefulness of territorial self-governance in managing territory-centred conflicts. We argue that the effectiveness of territorial self-governance as a tool of territory-centred conflict management increases when combined with a proportional representation (PR) electoral system for the national legislature in basically open political regimes, but not when combined with a parliamentary form of government at the centre. We propose that the combination of territorial self-governance and PR in at least minimally democratic regimes has most conflict-reducing potential, as both institutions follow a logic of widening the input side of representative politics. We find empirical support for this proposition using binary time-series cross-section analysis is found. Our findings highlight the need to consider not just the number but, more importantly, the type of power-sharing institutions that are combined with each other when looking for ways to reduce the risk of territory-centred intrastate violence.",
keywords = "conflict, electoral system, power sharing, territorial self-governance",
author = "Natascha Neudorfer and Ulrike Theuerkauf and Stefan Wolff",
year = "2020",
month = jun,
day = "11",
doi = "10.1080/21622671.2020.1773920",
language = "English",
volume = "2020",
pages = "1--24",
journal = "Territory, Politics, Governance",
issn = "2162-2671",
publisher = "Routledge",

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T1 - Territorial self-governance and proportional representation

T2 - reducing the risk of territory-centred intrastate violence

AU - Neudorfer, Natascha

AU - Theuerkauf, Ulrike

AU - Wolff, Stefan

PY - 2020/6/11

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N2 - After decades of scholarship, there is still little agreement about the usefulness of territorial self-governance in managing territory-centred conflicts. We argue that the effectiveness of territorial self-governance as a tool of territory-centred conflict management increases when combined with a proportional representation (PR) electoral system for the national legislature in basically open political regimes, but not when combined with a parliamentary form of government at the centre. We propose that the combination of territorial self-governance and PR in at least minimally democratic regimes has most conflict-reducing potential, as both institutions follow a logic of widening the input side of representative politics. We find empirical support for this proposition using binary time-series cross-section analysis is found. Our findings highlight the need to consider not just the number but, more importantly, the type of power-sharing institutions that are combined with each other when looking for ways to reduce the risk of territory-centred intrastate violence.

AB - After decades of scholarship, there is still little agreement about the usefulness of territorial self-governance in managing territory-centred conflicts. We argue that the effectiveness of territorial self-governance as a tool of territory-centred conflict management increases when combined with a proportional representation (PR) electoral system for the national legislature in basically open political regimes, but not when combined with a parliamentary form of government at the centre. We propose that the combination of territorial self-governance and PR in at least minimally democratic regimes has most conflict-reducing potential, as both institutions follow a logic of widening the input side of representative politics. We find empirical support for this proposition using binary time-series cross-section analysis is found. Our findings highlight the need to consider not just the number but, more importantly, the type of power-sharing institutions that are combined with each other when looking for ways to reduce the risk of territory-centred intrastate violence.

KW - conflict

KW - electoral system

KW - power sharing

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